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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Bone responses to early static loading of a sandblasted and acid-etched root form implant: A histological examination of bone-to-implant contact in the canine mandible
by Ryan, Michael Stephen, M.S., The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, 2013, 69; 1539098
Abstract (Summary)

Purpose: This study tested the null hypothesis that the bone-to-implant contact (BIC) between endosseous implants with the SLA surface in the canine mandible will not be affected by the application of a light, continuous load during the implant’s period of osseointegration.

Materials and Methods: Thirty Straumann Tissue Level implants were placed in the mandibles of 6 foxhounds. NiTi coil springs were attached to the healing abutments of select implants and provided with a light continuous load. Each canine received two unloaded control implants and three test implants loaded at 2, 4, or 6 weeks post implant placement. Histological analyses of BIC was performed 10 weeks post implant placement.

Results: There was no statistically significant difference between the test and control implants in regards to Total BIC.

Conclusion: This studies implies confirmation of the null hypothesis that there is no difference in osseointegration, measured as BIC, between implant groups.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Spears, Robert D.
Commitee: Hildebrand, Brody, Nagy, William W., Spears, Robert D.
School: The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center
Department: Prosthodontics
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Dentistry
Keywords: Acid-etched, BIC, Orthodontics, Titanium
Publication Number: 1539098
ISBN: 978-1-303-13709-9
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